by Daniel Pipes
I have been tracking "Londonistan Follies" for over two years and perhaps the time's come to give the topic a rest. I have made my point and, with the transit system bombings on July 7, Britain's problems have become only too known. Perhaps it's time to move on to document the problems in Sweden, arguably the continent's second worst country in terms of dhimmitude and willingness to abide by radical Islam. I present these in reverse chronological order.
"The police have contracted a security firm to help with the surveillance and protection of the police station in the Malmö suburb of Rosengård": You couldn't make this up. Here is the complete news item from the Swedish publication, The Local, describing the situation in predominantly Muslim area of Rosengård:
(December 31, 2008)
"Immigrant Rape Wave in Sweden": The Norwegian blogger who goes by "Fjordman" documents a rape pandemic in neighboring Sweden as well as the general reluctance to address or deal with the problem.
The entire analysis bears reading, filled as it is with stunning details. Here's one: "A group of Swedish teenage girls has designed a belt that requires two hands to remove and which they hope will deter would-be rapists. ‘It's like a reverse chastity belt,' one of the creators, 19-year-old Nadja Björk, told AFP, meaning that the wearer is in control, instead of being controlled."
And then this sobering thought: "The number of rapes committed by Muslim immigrants in Western nations are so extremely high that it is difficult to view them only as random acts of individuals. It resembles warfare." (Dec. 12, 2005)
"Sweden's rising Muslim tide": So far, Sweden has not experienced either terrorist attacks or France-style riots, though Malmö, with its very high percentage of Muslims, experiences persistent violence between criminal gangs and sporadic attacks against Jewish targets and municipal buses. "France has a tradition of revolt and demonstration against the state," says Jonathan Friedman, professor of social anthropology at the nearby University of Lund. "But in Sweden it's almost as if the state has sided with the immigrants against the Swedish working class."
In particular, lavish welfare payments have somewhat warded off Muslim hostilities, but they may precipitate their own problems by discouraging immigrants from making their way into Swedish society. "The Swedish system is very pacifying," says Arjumand Carlstein, a social worker at Malmö Islamic Centre. "A lot of people feel you don't have to get a job or learn the language." Also, "Sweden thinks of itself as immune from terrorism because of its foreign policies," adds Magnus Ranstorp, an analyst at the Swedish National Defence College.
Also, this article tells about an Islamist website claiming to speak for Ansar Al-Sunna, the Iraqi terrorist group, stating in September 2005 that Ansar Al-Sunna had established "a small isolated training camp in southern Sweden." It went on: "We wish to inform the Ummah that the Army of Ansar Al-Sunnah in Sweden are well-trained to defend our holy countries ... having established a Mujahideen training camp, located in Skåne [the region in southern Sweden that includes Malmö] ... with the help from Allah." While the camp would be used to train mujahideen only for jihad abroad, the website also stated its intent to "capture and punish" Runar Sogaard, the Swedish preacher who in March 2005 called the Prophet Muhammad a "pedophile." (Dec. 6, 2005)
"Anti-Jewish Cassettes Sold at Stockholm Mosque": A Stockholm mosque bookstore sells cassettes calling for a genocidal jihad against the Jews, according to Swedish Radio News. A mosque spokesman blamed volunteers for stocking the store with the cassettes. (Nov. 28, 2005)
"Appeal court cuts terror sentences": In the first terror-related case to be heard by the Svea Court of Appeal since new terror laws came into effect in 2003, it upheld the convictions of two Iraqi Kurds for terror-related offences but their reduced sentences. "The appeal court found them guilty of planning terror attacks and financing terrorism through sending money to the terror organisation Ansar al-Islam. But in contrast to the lower court, the appeal judges were not satisfied that all of the $148,000 the pair sent to Iraq was actually used for terrorism." (Oct. 3, 2005)
"Leading Imam Warns of Moslem Extremists": Hassan Moussa, the head of the Swedish Council of Imams and considered Sweden's leading imam,wrote on Sep. 6 in the newspaper Expressen" that the July London bombings convinced him to condemn terrorism more forthrightly in his Friday sermons. But, one day after his article, "After the London Bombings, the Time for ‘Buts' Is Over" appeared, he started receiving death threats, even from members of his own mosque. (September 7, 2005)
"Arab and Muslim Anti-Semitism in Sweden": Mikael Tossavainen documents the extent of Muslim antisemitism in Sweden and the near-blindness to it in the larger society:
(September 3, 2005)
"Sweden threatened with jihad": Videos showing a jihadi group, Ansar al-Sunnah, training for terror attacks, were filmed in what it claims (and does appear) to be the heavily wooded Swedish countryside.
The videos are available for download on infovlad.net, a website that contains blood-curdling threats ("Sweden will suffer in the name of Allah") and shows a bloody knife plunged into the map of Sweden with the threat "We will slaughter all who dared to attack our prophet Mohamed."
A former Israeli ambassador to Sweden, Zvi Mazel, expressed no surprise at the videos, noting that jihadi organizations "certainly have a potential infrastructure" in Sweden. He added, perhaps a bit sarcastically, that the Swedish press believes "Sweden has immunity from terror due to its anti-Israel stance." (September 1, 2005)
"Swedish Muslims Call For Terror Attacks Against Sweden": Fjordman documents a discussion on a Swedish Muslim website, www.sindbad.se (but does not provide links, as it is a members-only forum) from February 2005. A Swedish convert to Islam who goes by Abu Usama el-Swede writes:
One Abd al-Azeez replies to objections from a forum member:
(March 28, 2005)
"Islamic law used by secular Swedish court": The Norwegian blogger who goes by Fjordman reports on a November 23, 2004, news item in the newspaper Göteborgs Posten, concerning an Iranian husband living in Sweden.
(February 24, 2005)
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